Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life


CANDID: Unmask Yourself Exhibition July 19 - August 18, 2021

posted on July 19, 2021

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our lives, and adolescents are facing the brunt of the worsened mental health epidemic brought along with it. CANDID: Unmask Yourself is a collaborative effort between curator Aadya Sharma, UMD ‘23 and 7 other UMD students to create theatrical masks as a cathartic experience to share their stories. Being seen and having their mental health experiences recognized is especially difficult for adolescents -- if people judge based on appearances, why not craft an appearance that best represents you?

Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to create and share their own artworks in dialogue with the exhibition.

Exhibition dates: July 19 - August 18
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 12-5 pm

Stamp Gallery Operations and Hour

As of  May 31, STAMP has lifted access, capacity and mask restrictions in our building, that includes the lifting of restrictions on physical distancing and mask wearing (for vaccinated individuals).


If you would like a tour of the gallery for your large group, we encourage you to email us at We can also provide in-person tours for small groups.



Monday-Friday: 12pm - 5pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Gallery Hours Summer 2021

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mission Statement

The gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming the gallery offers an outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunity. The gallery space can be used as a laboratory for emerging artists and curators to experiment and work through their ideas, emphasizing the importance of the process to contemporary artistic practice. The gallery serves by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.





The Stamp Gallery is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. To discover more about Maryland State Arts Council grants and how they impact Maryland's arts sector, visit


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